Part of speech: noun

A part built out, as for supporting a rowlock or balancing a canoe.

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Usage examples "outrigger":

  1. It had the unwieldy outrigger and enormously high stern- posts which I had remarked on the canoe that came to us while I was on the Coral Island. - "The Coral Island", R.M. Ballantyne.
  2. These are formed in the simplest manner, of very rude materials, by hollowing out a small log of wood and attaching an outrigger. - "Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon", Samuel White Baker.
  3. The Americans not only employ the bow and arrow, but, like some Amphinesians, the blow- pipe, as offensive weapons: but I am not aware that the outrigger canoe has ever been observed among them. - "Critiques and Addresses", Thomas Henry Huxley.